EVOLVE – BUT NEVER GROW UP

Evolve - but never grow up

If you are a hard core follower, you might know that this Blog started out with just a name in a note book and a passion for beautiful design. Without any mastermind plan (or knowing how a blog actually worked), I started sharing inspiration. And so the journey of becoming an interior stylist began… But now it is time to evolve into Live Loud Girl 3.0

A bit of history…

Over the last five and a half years we have worked hard to get where we are today. Dreams of working with our favorite brands were met. Fantasies of doing shoots became reality. Slowly but surely we were building a company and a brand. We grew from just me ‘doing what felt right’ to having a capable team to work on various project simultaneously.

A lot of loyal followers remember us from designing kids rooms and play rooms. Fun, exciting and vibrant projects for sure. Yet like with Kate Winslet who will never be seen as anyone other than Rose from The Titanic, we sometimes feel that we have to show that we now do SO much more than focussing on kids rooms.
Don’t get us wrong, we still love creating unique spaces. However, with our marketing background and work experience in building brands, art direction and creative consultancy, we find it is time to take the next steps.

We have evolved

After being in limbo between the focus on only interior and trying to mature, we dare to say it out loud now: we have evolved!
We get excited about a much larger range of projects now. From styling consultancy for offices and the hospitality industry, to curating events. From art direction for branded shoots to fashion.
Besides that, I have started a totally new adventure together with fellow stylist @houseofhawkes. With @fronteriors we are building a new business and a brand, focusing on designing fronts, tops and sides for customisable IKEA furniture. Building a new business in designing furniture had been on my wish list for a long time and is now becoming pretty damn real.

Focus

It is time to focus now. Focus on pouring our heart into every project we touch. Targeting jobs that are a good fit with our more mature focal point. Making sure that all of our projects will still have that Loud element that makes it so much fun.

Live Loud Girl 3.0 starts here. We are a creative agency with the focus on interior styling consultancy, lifestyle and entrepreneurship. We love building brands, creating content and most of all having a good laugh doing so.

I followed my passion over five years ago. Today I follow my gut feel. And along the way I hope to inspire others to do the same.

If you have a dream of starting your own business, just know that all the cliches are true. Yet you will also evolve if you put your heart into it. Just remember to have fun and never grow up.

SHOP THE LOOK: side table and chair by &tradition | wall art by Wirefelts | bedding by Midnatt

Not getting out of bed with Midnatt bedding
Evolve - but never grow up
Evolve - but never grow up
Not getting out of bed with Midnatt bedding

BACK TO NORMAL

back to normal after living the french life

It has been a good summer. It has been a long break. Slowly things are getting back to normal and we are very ready for it.
Our holiday was filled with family time in France and catch-ups with friends. Long lazy days outdoors were compensated by some (very appreciated) Disneyland madness. Besides our French adventures we had time to work on our Live Loud Girl Stays holiday home. We did some incredible sourcing and got inspired in some of our favorite newly discovered stores.



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HOW TO SHELFIE

Now what is a shelfie?
A shelfie is a widely hashtagged social media pic of a shelf that you put some time and effort into. So no need for duck faces or wrinkle filters, it is only your shelf and its content that needs to look good.
For interior stylists like us it is a nice way to display a combination of some of our own treasures and new favorites while demonstrating our styling skills.

Since we always get so many comments on the shelfies we install (either in projects or at home) we wanted to take the time to show you how we roll when creating a shelfie. Now nothing is written in stone and you can shuffle around as much as you like, there are just a few pointers that we want to share.

We always love to start with a blank canvas, in this case: an empty shelf.
We are starting off with some beautiful acrylic shelves from By Something Els

Our first item is always the books. Use some (esthetically correct) favorites of the kids, different sizes, colors or maybe just go for that beautiful cover.
Second thing to add is a cute postcard or small print.
For accessorising we love wooden toys like Pinch Toys or the Animal Kingdom from Sarah & Bendrix. They just add that touch of vintage and warmth that we think can not be left out.
To funk things up we like to use some signage. Words on banners, flags, signs… they can all work well depending on the vibe you want to create.

Don’t think you are done just yet as we like to do what is called: styling off the shelf. The space between, above and under the shelves to us is just as important.
So we start off with hanging something in between. A garland is always a good idea as it adds color, texture and a different shape.
You can also hang something to the side or above the shelves like we did with the mini tiger rug before in the playroom. And definitely do not forget the space under the shelves. As storage addicts we love to extend our shelfie to the top part of a storage basket or box so that we use the whole part of the wall.
Styling off the shelf also allows you to pull things out of balance. Balance in your life is good but your shelf can very well do without it.

There you have it. We hope we inspire you with the short videos of how we handle a shelfie for a girls and a boys room and a more neutral one. Give it a go, have some fun. And remember, if you are not happy with it, just start again from scratch.

Shelfie 1- Neutral

Cars Pinch toys | Moon Zoe Rumeau | Hoop Aro For Kids | Mushroom Severina Kids | Print My deer | Flamingo Fiona Walker | Print Peek & Pack | Garland Severina Kids |  Acrylic Shelves By Something Els

Shelfie 2- Girls

Wooden animals Sarah Hendrix | Moon Zoe RumeauHoop Aro For KidsMushroom Severina KidsFlamingo Fiona WalkerPrint Peek & Pack | Garland Velveteen Babies |  Rhino Severina KidsAcrylic Shelves By Something Els

Shelfie 3 – Boys

Cars Pinch toys | Moon Zoe Rumeau | Hoop Aro For Kids | Mushroom Severina Kids |  Flag Bobo Choses  | Lucky Boy Sunday dollAcrylic Shelves By Something Els

DUBAI DESIGN WEEK 2017 FAVOURITES

The Dubai Design week 2017 were kicked off yesterday with the opportunity for bloggers to visit the trade fair before the crowds come in. Why? Well, we just love to get a good shot of some beautiful design without someone behind it that we otherwise would need to shop away. Anything for a perfect pic right?

This early bird special does get us in the mood for this week because this is the most inspirational time for design lovers like us in Dubai. Design, in any shape or form, is an essential part of our life. It is something genuine and interesting, and we love learning about it and being surprised by it’s functionality or creativity.

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